Power line maintenance to require temporary outages Monday in downtown Johnson City


JOHNSON CITY – To ensure the safety of BrightRidge tree-trimming contractors, power will be disconnected from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Monday, August 1, to about 25 homes in the 500 block of Highland Avenue and 600 Block of Lamont Street.

Power will be reconnected during the lunch hour, but disconnected again at 1 p.m. until all tree trimming work is completed Monday afternoon. Due to limited access, most trimming will involve crews climbing the trees in the Highland-Lamont Alley.

Accordingly, motorists should use the utmost caution in the work zone and seek alternative routes wherever possible.

Residents in the 502 to 526 area of Highland and 603 to 629 area of Lamont are asked to plan for the outages, including securing alternative charging arrangements for any persons with medical device needs and securing perishable foods.

The average refrigerator will keep food securely for up to 4 hours if the refrigerator door remains closed. Frozen foods will keep up to 48 hours if the freezer is full, or 24 hours if the freezer is half full, according to the Centers for Disease Control. As with the refrigerator, the freezer door must remain closed to ensure food is kept frozen.

About BrightRidge

BrightRidge is a publicly owned electric utility serving 83,671 customers in Washington, Sullivan, Carter and Greene counties. It is the 10th largest local power company in the Tennessee Valley Authority service area. BrightRidge Broadband, a division of BrightRidge, offers nation-leading 10GB symmetrical fiber-to-the-premise services to more than 30,000 locations in its service area.